Advocates of ground-level rail pitch their plan to lawmakers
By Marcel Honoré email@example.com
Feb. 5, 2017
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Rail officials counter that the street-level coalition’s report and its renderings are simplistic and misleading. Building a light rail system in town would be far more costly and complex, plus it would take up more space than the group suggests, they say. Pictured above is an example of a light rail system provided by rail officials.
A group of local architects, planners and environmental activists has revived the push for building a street-level light rail system instead of the concrete elevated guideway in urban Honolulu. Members argue the move could save taxpayers between $2.9 billion and $4.2 billion. Pictured here is the group’s rendering of what an “at-grade” system might look like on King Street.